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gate bridge. i'm getting a little verklempf today! [ laughter ] >> it's friday. >> i'm michelle griego. it's friday, october it 3. >> i'm brian hackney. frank will be back on tuesday. >> so you're with us for a while. >> indeed. it's a little hazy especially judging by that picture of the golden gate bridge. >> it's a dirty camera lens. [ laughter ] >> oh, oka. >> that's how we roll. [ laughter ] >> it's our favorite day, friday! >> a lot of cold nevertheless in the santa rosa area, 47 degrees at this hour! so surely they are going to dip easily down to 44. mid-50s in san jose. 50s at the rim of the bay and then later today, we're talking about temperatures like this from the 60s to the 70s to the 80s east of the bay, numbers stacking up into the 80s. north bay numbers all the way up to about 80 degrees in santa rosa. i have your full forecast coming up but first, let's bring in liza. good morning, everybody.
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caltrans is busy on 580 in oakland in that westbound direction. you will see a couple of seconds shut down because of construction. fortunately, traffic is getting through the detour with no issues. no big accidents out there on bay area roads. i'll have another look at traffic in just a few minutes. a stretch of pittsburg antioch highway is closed following a deadly accident this morning. a car driving near loveridge road overturned at 11 p.m. last night ejecting two passengers from the vehicle. one person was killed. the other was taken away by ambulance. it brought down power lines forcing the road closure. no word on when it will re- open. in pittsburg police are searching for a man who stabbed three employees at a market just before 8:30 last night at a winco store on north park boulevard. the man allegedly took shaving razors and tried to leave without paying for them. then five workers confronted him. another store employee saw the
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altercation. >> they tried to stop him. he started swinging a knife and stabbing everybody. >> reporter: he yelling? >> yes. he was saying let me go, let me go. that's it. >> according to police, he stabbed the workers with a medium sized knife. one victim was stabbed in the back. all are expected to survive. officers searched overnight with dogs and a helicopter but didn't find the suspect. breaking news in san jose. an early-morning house fire forces people and pets into the street. kpix 5's keit do is at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. an active scene as san jose fire department has now -- they have their ladder truck above this garage to shoot water directly into the walls of this garage so that they can douse any hot spots right now. it started around 2 a.m. when neighbors saw smokes and flames from the garage on sundown lane and called the fire department. the garage was fully engulfed
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by the time the crews got here. five people and seven dogs got out okay. they are all together right now. investigators say this home has not had power since march. and that the residents have been on generator power since. they have been using candles and they say that's what started the fire, candles in the garage. >> we got several calls saying there was a fire at the front of this house. the first engine on scene found the garage fully involved and the fire was spreading to the interior of the house. >> reporter: and so san jose fire is telling us that, yeah, with the sky high rents now in the bay area you're starting to see this more. more people cramped into their homes. a lot of stuff inside the homes to burn. and so really you have an overcrowding situation that makes the firefighting effort and the fire danger worse here at the bay area. that's all for now. we'll follow the story throughout the morning. live at east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. today hillary clinton
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returns to her presidential campaign after a long day of testimony before the house benghazi committee. don champion reports on that marathon hearing. >> reporter: hillary clinton heads back to the campaign trail today after being grilled by lawmakers investigating the 2012 benghazi attack. in testimony that spanned 11 hours, clinton managed to avoid political missteps. >> i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i have lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: she not only defended her actions as secretary of state, but also her use of a private email account. >> i did not conduct most of the business that i did on behalf of, uhm, our country on email. >> reporter: things got heated when republican committee chair trey gowdy about her email exchanges with long-time friend sidney blumenthal. democrats sparred with republicans and called the hearing a show trial meant to
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hurt clinton's presidential run. >> we are better than using taxpayer dollars to try to destroy a campaign. >> reporter: in the end, chairman gowdy admitted the committee walked away with little new information. >> i don't know that she testified that much differently today than she has previous times she has testified. >> reporter: the latest poll shows clinton in the lead in iowa with bernie sanders close behind. don champion, cbs news. >> by the way, on the republican side, the same poll has ben carson leading donald trump for the first time in iowa. and democrat lincoln chafee may be ending his run for president. within the next hour the former rhode island governor will address the future of his campaign. during a speech to the dnc's women's forum, chafee raised just $11,000 in the most recent quarter. his performance in a recent democratic debate was widely panned. congressman paul ryan says
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he is definitely running for speaker of the house. last night the wisconsin republican formally declared he is a candidate after getting support from three major caucuses within the gop. that includes the hard-line freedom caucus which had held back its support initially. ryan is likely to be elected speaker next week. one american is dead after a combat raid in iraq. yesterday's raid freed 70 hostages facing execution at the hands of isis. officials say commandos killed and captured a number of islamic militants and recovered what the pentagon calls valuable intelligence. the president never approved the mission. >> that support role, they are allowed to defend themselves and also defend partner forces and to protect against the loss of innocent life. >> this was the first american to die in combat in iraq since november 2011. in a moment of silence, for a bay area marine killed in a jet
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crash. >> please join us in observing a moment of silence for major todd [ inaudible ] >> taj sareen was remembered before the start of the women's volleyball game at his alma mater. he played on the tennis team and graduated from there on 2004. he died on wednesday when his f- 18 crashed in england. the number of people sickened by shigella has reached 110. cases go from santa clara to santa cruz. health department officials pinpointed the source of the outbreak to marisco's restaurant in san jose. >> what we're on the lookout for is secondary cases or cases that might be related to those initial cases. right now, we have only documented a handful. >> the restaurant is shut down indefinitely as health officials investigate. three lawsuits have been filed against the restaurant other than. amgen's tour of california bicycle race will bypass san jose for the first time this year. it's all because of logistics next year actually. next year's race will go from
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south to north. the race starts on may 15 in san diego and finishes in sacramento. san jose was the only city to host a leg for all the events' first 10 years. the closest that next year's race will get to bay area will be on may 18 in monterey and three days later in santa rosa. my question, roberta, have you been in this race? >> that's for the pros. [ laughter ] >> that's a pro. i'm just a wannabe pro. it's not like a snub of the bay area that a lot of people are thinking. it's not at all. these racers, i know a lot of these pros, they love riding here in the bay area especially in the eastern portion because you have calaveras, mount diablo -- calaveras takes you all the way to mount hamilton from livermore to san jose. it is just pristine conditions. it's hard and tough and lots of climbs. they are starting in southern california for the first time and ending up in sacramento so it only takes them through santa rosa. >> it's hard, tough, it's got roberta gonzales written all over it. >> i cheer them on because they
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can do it very well. hi, everybody. last year, they had some snow when they were going from the santa barbara area into the san diego area. and yeah, they have had all the different kinds of inclement weather during that race. we have a change in our weather forecast coming up in our long- term forecast but right now we're looking outdoors at the avenues actually and temperature-wise 47 degrees in santa rosa. it's autumn-like here in the bay area. 59 apiece in oakland and san francisco. temperature-wise we are going to be slightly above average from nearly 70 in pacifica with the abundance of sunshine today southwest breeze late day up to 15. 70s, 80s common on the peninsula 82 morgan hill. east of the bay low to mid-80s. 83 livermore. 85 danville. 85 blackhawk. 60s, 70s and 80s common north of the golden gate bridge. 73 san francisco. that's above the average of 69. 82 cloverdale today. we have rain in the seven-day forecast. we'll talk about that coming up
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a little later but first, let's send it on over to my girl liza. >> hey there, roberta. good morning, everybody. starting in the east bay in the pittsburg antioch area where we have been talking about the fatal accident that happened last night. it has shut down the pittsburg antioch highway close in the both directions at loveridge. this is more of a frontage road also known as east 14th street. it's been closed since last night. this fatal accident involving a car overturning and taking down some power lines. so crews are still on scene. no delays heading through the detour and you can see highway 4 just south of the closure is flowing well in both directions. both directions remain open. meantime the bay bridge commute westbound traffic leaving oakland heading into the city, you're look at it, still "friday light" leaving the east bay. san mateo bridge flowing well with no problems to report to you for 880 through oakland. do keep in mind we do still have major construction for 580 in that westbound direction approaching fruitvale a couple of lanes are shut down for the next 20 minutes or so. that's a look at your "kcbs
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traffic." now to michelle. an oakland bicyclist will get more than $2 million from ac transit. that's after surveillance video showed the bus driver appears to be speeding. a warning to viewers, the video is graphic. andria borba has the story. reporter: it was july 17, 2012. kara mcclendon was riding her bike on san pablo avenue in emeryville when an ac transit driver taking a turn three times faster than that agency's internal regulations allowed plowed into her. >> at the moment of impact, the speed's around 15 miles an hour. >> reporter: we are showing you ac transit's own surveillance video of the crash from driver len jackson's bus right up until the moment of impact. [ impact ] >> impact was kara's face on the windshield of the bus. >> i just killed somebody. >> reporter: kara suffered multiple face fractures and mild traumatic brain injury.
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doctors placed her in a medically-induced coma for 12 days. >> kara knows that she will never quite be the same. >> get the ambulance here! >> reporter: the ac transit board recently approved a $2.5 million settlement for kara because of both the crash and the bus driver's past problems. >> this bus driver almost from the day she started work there was a history of insubordination, of yelling at supervisors, on the few occasions yelling at vehicles on the roadway. >> reporter: and six weeks before kara's crash, her attorney says the driver had almost the same problem, taking a turn well above ac transit mandated speeds. the speed of the turn dumped a bus passenger out of her seat. >> one-page letter in her file that had some medium role in the discipline process but no discipline, no training of any type, no taking her off the road. >> reporter: he says kara is getting on with her life and is back on her bike ready to move on from the ride that changed
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everything. in alameda county, andria borba, kpix 5. >> kpix 5 reached out to ac transit for comment on the lawsuit but they have not responded. time now 4:42. it was once known as the jungle. a look at the transformation one year after the homeless encampment was cleared out. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. 3 thousand people are abouto lo,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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going out of business. 'fresh and easy is closings remaining 97 stores in californ there's ab 3,000 people are losing their jobs as "fresh & easy" closes its remaining 97 stores in california, arizona and nevada. a half dozen stores are in the bay area. a spokesman for the store says they hope to sell all or part of the business. now, ladies and gentlemen, 15 minutes before 5:00 on this "thank god it's friday." and it's time to have a look at the weekend ahead. >> yeah. the first thing brian said to me when you walked in the door
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was. >> good morning, roberta. >> no, it wasn't even that. >> are you going to do the hurricane? >> are we going to talk about the hurricane? how did this happen? >> overnight. wasn't it crazy? >> overnight the strongest hurricane in the western hemisphere ever reported or ever recorded and it's going to make landfall as a category 5! >> in mexico. so they are just battening down the hatches. they are closing schools. we are talking about south of puerto vallarta. i'll show you on the map momentarily. first out the door we have a combination of a few low clouds, clear skies over the bay waters. temperatures 47 degrees in santa rosa to 59 degrees in san francisco. a little fog early this morning. sun and clouds today mild through saturday then a tad cooler for sunday. let's get down to business. this is our satellite-radar. i was talking about this yesterday. olaf. okay? this is the hurricane it's going to impact our weather next week. more on that but right now, let's talk about this hurricane patricia. south of porto vallarta.
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as it goes north it will make landfall with winds up to 200 miles an hour! we are expecting up to a foot of rain in throughout even the dallas area as the remnants continue to move up, lift up into the contiguous 48 states. now, meanwhile, we are under the influence of high pressure. we have dry weather slated all the way through tuesday. then what will become the remnants of hurricane olaf, it will move into northern california bringing us much- needed rain showers on wednesday. it's a long-range forecast so we'll have to keep you posted on that. right now looks like we'll turn muggy on tuesday. until then today 82 degrees at the state capital. it's currently 27 degrees in truckee going to a high of 65. 73 in monterey bay. our numbers, a little bit cooler than yesterday when we had 85 in livermore. we are going with 84. 73 in san francisco which is what we experienced yesterday. notice the dry weather pattern turning cloudy on tuesday, muggy with much-needed rain on wednesday. take it away, liza. good morning. caltrans is busy this morning. they have lots of roadwork out
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there and we are going to start off at the bay bridge where caltrans has set up shop in the eastbound direction. so this is between san francisco and the island three lanes shut down until 6:00 this morning. this is all part of ongoing construction in the westbound direction. the roadwork is expected to be picked up that way in about 10 minutes or so but still traffic doing fine at the toll plaza. no delays heading through that construction zone. at the very dark san mateo bridge westbound traffic doing okay approaching the span, no delays as of yet close by for 880 rolling through the hayward area. the golden gate commute is very quiet. we'll call it "friday light" for the southbound drive leaving southern marin. now, 880 through oakland, you're in good shape just do keep in mind there is that same roadwork for 580 approaching fruitvale. it will be out there in the westbound direction until 6:00 this morning. peninsula commuting big shape no big delays for both 101 and 280. just keep in mind we are watching this closure left from last night because of a fatal accident that happened on the pittsburg antioch highway.
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it remains shut down in both directions approaching loveridge. no traffic delays heading through there. this stretch of pittsburg- antioch highway known as east 14th street, no big delays through there. and highway 4 is rolling well through the area with no problems. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." guys? >> all righty, liza. it used to be san jose's biggest homeless camp but now nearly a year after the city shut down the area known as the jungle, it's slowly returning to nature. only on "5" kiet do takes us inside. reporter: can you believe it's almost been a year? >> i know. >> reporter: san jose park ranger and i are about to do something that was unthinkable a year ago. we are walking into the area formerly known as the jungle alone. a year ago you would not have done this at all? >> no. a year ago, the rangers didn't come down here. >> reporter: back in december 2014, the clean-up of one of the largest homeless encampments in the country had become an international story. just minutes away from some of the richest tech companies in
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the world, as many as 250 people lived in squalor. work crews hauled out more than 600 tons of garbage and debris. it looked like an environmental disaster. as we approach the one-year anniversary of its closure we have discovered the jungle was no match for mother nature. what was once the main row of shacks is now wild grass. the large village near the center is now an inviting grove every trees and that iconic waist high putrid pile of trash at the entrance is gone. >> it looks, you know, like natural habitat the way it's kind of supposed to look. >> reporter: volunteers have steadily and painstakingly removed an additional 2.5 tons of tiny bits of trash. sure, you can finds the occasional stray piece of garbage. and a few shopping carts and tires. but the difference is day and night. it looks a lot better but it's not pristine. >> right. we're still working on it trying to get it back to what it should be. >> you're trespassing when you're down here. >> reporter: small camps are constantly being broken up before they get out of hand.
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>> have a good day. >> reporter: the city knows they cannot police their way out of this problem. and so the plan is to build a safe inviting trail out here that lets mother nature and the people of san jose reclaim it as their own. >> we want people to be able to enjoy nature and help take care of nature so that it's around for generations to come. >> it was one of the saddest chapters in san jose's history. and now, it just might have a happy ending. in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. time now is 4:51. still to come a big any project for facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his wife. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. your forecast today san francisco average high 69, instead 73. in fact, identical conditions to yesterday with the 60s at the beaches, 70s, 80s around the peninsula, and good morning san jose at 81 degrees. the sun was shining in san ramon in the upper 70s. north of the golden gate bridge, take a look at the numbers. 60s and 70s. 80s? head to sonoma at 82 degrees. meanwhile, with the sunshine and a slight west breeze to 10, windsor at 83 degrees. highway 4 traffic is moving well in that westbound direction. the commute direction looking good leaving antioch bound for pittsburg. but if you are a local driver and need to take pittsburg- antioch highway the frontage road it's been closed since last night because of the fatal accident closed both ways at loveridge. traffic is getting through the detour fine. more coming up. did you see the game last night? >> a little bit.
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>> real nail-biter. >> no. >> until kickoff. >> not really. >> area football fans have a lot to look forward to. they are fine-tuning for super bowl 50 in february. staff at levi's stadium are improving efficiency with each game. they are silver spring for the huge influx of -- they are preparing for the huge influx of fans and security will be tight. >> a lot of parking will be eaten up by the security perimeter which the nfl will put around the building. it extends about 300 feet on all sides of the building. so what that means is that we lose a lot of parking. >> stadium officials strongly advise taking public transportation or a shuttle. while fans are planning super bowl sunday, so are we. each 49ers game leading up to the super bowl serves as a warmup for the cbs sports production crew. they will be pulling out all the stops for the game in february seen right here on kpix 5 including additional mobile production facilities to cover what will be the nfl's
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biggest super bowl ever. san francisco certainly will be cashing in on super bowl 50. now other bay area cities are vying for a piece of the action, as well. san mateo is going to host nfl alumni game on saturday february 6. city officials are thinking up other fun ways to get the city involved. >> developing a passport for 50 fun things to do. >> 50 fun things to do in san mateo. yup. have you filled the list? >> not entirely. >> reporter: working on it? >> we are working on it. >> more than a million people are expected to visit the bay area during super bowl week. facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife priscilla chan are reaching out to the less fortunate. they are opening a private school in east palo alto for disadvantaged children. zuckerberg and chan are expecting a baby girl soon. chan is a pediatrician at san francisco general hospital and a former teacher. she will serve as ceo of the new school. and it's called the primary
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school. classes will be offered for kindergartners through the 8th grade. students and their families will also have access to healthcare services on campus. the primary school opens in august and there's no tuition. 3 minutes before 5:00 on friday morning. a disturbing incident at a bay area school. what sent several students to the hospital? >> reporter: i'm lisa chan live in pittsburg where three winco employees were stabbed last night by a man they say was trying to steal from the store. coming up, we'll show you a picture of the man police are looking for. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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october 23. i'm michelle griego. and people are already heading to work. it's very early on this friday morning. this is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> which has been open and operating since when, miss
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griego? >> a very long time! am i right? >> you're right. [ laughter ] good morning, it's friday, october 23. i'm michelle griego. >> frank will be bac. that's the good news. tuesday. [ laughter ] >> i just think it's so special in honor of our 49ers liza has red, brian has gold. >> better late than never. >> we're "friday light." >> where are we?! [ laughter ] out the door we have a lot of clear skies and a little bit of fog at the coast and inland like santas rose. currently 48 degrees there. then all the way to 60 in san rafael. these are current temperatures. later today, if you liked it yesterday, you will love it today. very similar conditions. upper 60s at the beaches and 60s common across the bay today to the mid-80s inland. tell you what. we have rain in the forecast. i want to be talking about that 18 minutes after the hour but first, let's send it over to the lovely liza battalones. good morning. we have slow traffi
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